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Author Minuz, Andrea, author.

Title Political Fellini : journey to the end of Italy / Andrea Minuz ; translated by Marcus Perryman
Edition English-language edition
Published New York : Berghahn Books, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction. Political Fellini? -- Fellini and "Italian ideology" -- Mythical biography of a nation -- La Dolce Vita and its relevance today -- Fellini, Mussolini, and the complex of Rome -- Fellini and Feminism -- A public dream: Italy and Prova d'orchestra -- You don't interupt and emotion -- Appendix. The divo and the maestro: Fellini in the Andreotti Archives
Summary "Federico Fellini is often considered a disengaged filmmaker, interested in self-referential dreams and grotesquerie rather than contemporary politics. This book challenges that myth by examining the filmmaker's reception in Italy, and by exploring his films in the context of significant political debates. By conceiving Fellini's cinema as an individual expression of the nation's "mythical biography," the director's most celebrated themes and images - a nostalgia for childhood, unattainable female figures, fantasy, the circus, carnival - become symbols of Italy's traumatic modernity and perpetual adolescence."--Publisher's website
Notes Translated from the Italian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-193) and index
Notes Translated from the Italian
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Subject Fellini, Federico -- Political and social views
Fellini, Federico 1920-1993
Fellini, Federico.
Filmregissörer -- politiska aspekter.
Motion pictures.
Political and social views.
Politik i filmen.
Politik och film.
Regissörer -- politiska aspekter.
Italy -- In motion pictures.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782388206
Other Titles Viaggio al termine dell'Italia. English